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the dmv. law enforcement tells cbs 5, the pair used addresses in the application process that put their legal residences inside the fire zone. >> it was to obtain identification that was not their identification and it was in an effort to get identification for somebody else who did live within the site. our belief was it was in an effort to be able to then go and make an application to get some of the funds that are being provided to victims of the event. >> reporter: five felony charges have been filed. they are commercial burglary, perjury, felony filing of a false document, identity theft, and welfare fraud. when smith and justin applied for the licenses, they caught the eye of dmv investigators, who then alerted san bruno police. at a press conference today, county law enforcement agencies were clear about what would happen to anyone trying to run a scam in the fire zone. >> we view them as vermin. and we are going to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, meaning we're going to charge them with everything we can charge them with. we are not going to plea bargain wi
and they hope to be able to identify these people sometime later this evening. they are going to have to use dental records. 52 people are injured, among the man we have been talking about greg. he has an amazing story to tell because he lives at 100 glenview drive right where the explosion took place. wait until you hear what he has endured for the last 24 hours. >>> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came --wood floors went like --exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looked at the back door and i saw my hot tub and everything was on fire, my backyard -- flames were shooting across my backyard. i opened the door and black smoke came in and i sucked it in and i went oh, man, i'm in trouble here. >> reporter: unimaginable trouble. chopper 5 took these pictures of greg's neighborhood as it was burning. >> as i opened the front door, it exploded in my face. and i fell back and like asphalt from the ground was shooting into the house. so i slammed the door shut. >> reporter: his first thought was for his neighb
to promote its sfo routes as well as free rides on "spare the air" days. there is the moneymaker used at sports stadiums across the country, naming rights. >> i think it would be good to name a station after me. [ laughter ] >> at the right price, possibly. but that idea may not fly since customers associate stations with cities and landmarks. >> they know where embarcadero is in san francisco. they know where oakland citycenter is. these are geographical places we want to stick with that theme. it's been that way for many, many years. the board solidified that in 2001 and they don't particularly want to change it. >> reporter: bart says 90% of revenue comes from the fare boxes and sales tax. multimedia advertising is just one of many ideas being floated to raise more money. one other thing to consider, whether using ads to turn on the cash flow might turn off folks who ride. >> as a young person who is constantly bombarded by advertisements and different venues all over the place and i'm one of the main targets of a lot of advertisers, i don't enjoy it very much. >> reporter: well, i
. the bus driver tells us that she heard one crash and then another crash and then another crash and then finally she felt the impact on herself. she immediately knew that it was a chain reaction collision out here. amazingly only four people hurt in the crash. but macarthur is closed eastbound. you cannot exit off 580 here. but quite a scene out here. we'll stay out and monitor it for the time being but for now the, back to you. >> thank you. kiet, i have to assume no one was in the back seat of that silver car? >> reporter: no. if they had been, then chance are they would probably not have survived. >> absolutely. all right, kiet do in oakland, thank you. >>> it's a business with 50 years of history in san francisco's mission district and a loyal customer base. but re-opening this neighborhood store has sparked lots of opposition because of what it sells, guns. simon perez is in san francisco with the decision tonight. simon. >> reporter: dana, san francisco has been without its only gun store since february. but today the san francisco permit department gave the go- ahead to
. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm dana king. most of us will never know what it was like for those first responders on the ground, but today, some of them tried to explain it. john ramos on how they describe that inferno. >> i was on the way back to school night. i was at crestmoor elementary school. >> i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened the fireball could be seen all over the bay area but it was right here at the crest of this hill that first responders got their first look at what they were dealing with. >> we have a whole neighborhood on fire and we have incredible heat and fire. many homes are burning. and as we took the turn, there were
back at the accusations with these documents provided to whitman and the employment agency she used. the campaign says these are the job applications where diaz says she is eligible to work in the united states and her real- looking but fake social security card and driver's license. >> nicky was a friend of our family for nine years. she was in many ways a member of our sended family. i feel badly for her. she is being manipulated and i'm sorry about that. >> reporter: the democratic candidate for governor jerry brown responded, after more of a year whitman demanding immigration policy that holds employers accountable we learn that accountability doesn't extend to her own objections. >> who should be held responsible here? and do you feel that you bear any responsibility? >> as soon as we found that she was an illegal immigrant, then we actually did what we had to do as employer was to let her go. >> anytime one of these illegal people, undocumented, commits a crime or is arrested, they will be subject to deportation. >> you know, last night jerry brown said illegal immigrants who
there is another transportation option. just as fast would save money. simon perez shows us that alternative tonight. simon perez. >> reporter: the big question, what's the best way to get from bart to here to oakland international airport? bart says the best way is a monorail like the ones in las vegas but there is a transportation advocacy group that says no way, a bus is better, faster and cheaper. >>> reporter: this is the way it's done today, to get to oakland international airport bart riders must leave the station and lug their luggage onto air bart the dedicated bus line to the airport. >> i would like the monorail system better because it seems more efficient. >> reporter: that's just what bart is proposing spending nearly half a billion dollars on the oakland airport connector. it's not a bart train. it's an automated monorail like the ones that go between casinos in las vegas. transform is a public transit advocacy group that says spending that kind of money on a monorail is like throwing it into a wood chipper, a waste. instead the group proposes to run buses on -- >> an exclusiv
tell us about that? >> sorry. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. the two men drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: unfortunately, we were not able to get much information out of the nursing home owner. so we don't know the status, dana, of the two women who were hired to take care of those elderly patients. we do know that the san mateo county authorities, the board of supervisors, and the ombudsman will be looking into this case. also, they might be giving a commendation to the people who helped out in this very dire situation. >> oh, my goodness. i hope they give a commendation to the two men. god bless them! those women -- they were sitting ducks. >> reporter: absolutely. the fact that one of them was s
a story about rise in armed robberies and burglaries in broad daylight on the street today they tell us -- >> everybody looks out for each other, things are getting better. >> reporter: but neighbor got broken into? >> yeah, they came through the back window. >> phil ma tier from piedmont. >>> the pipeline explosion made us all ask this question. could did same thing happen in my neighborhood? now some answers, pg&e has just released its list of the 100 riskiest pipelines in california. as simon perez shouse us the criteria for that list. simon. >> reporter: dana there appears to be some debate about whether that list was a secret but we can tell you right now you can find out for yourself. >> whenever we identify any potential threat to public safety we immediately go and address the situation. we don't put it on solis, it's not on solis of 100. >> reporter: but for planning purposes pg&e does make up a list of the 100 most dangerous pipeline segments so it nose which ones to fix before others. these maps posted on the company's web site show where they are. they get there based on c
. >> it gives us an opportunity to look at our policies and procedures along with our training protocols to learn from this. >> reporter: in this age of terrorism security is everyone's responsibility. still, many passengers are troubled that airport staff and volunteers weren't on top of the situation. >> if i saw someone armed with significant weapons i would want to know what's going on. >> we pay tax to protect us. right? but these kinds of things happen that it's hopeless. >> reporter: we have so many procedures. we have a full bottle of water toss it before you pass through security checkpoints. but in this case, clearly, something fell through the cracks. >> you know, as someone huh has been given the third degree for having the wrong sized toothpaste in a tube, i'm surprised at the seemingly nonchalant attitude of the airport official. is that a fair assessment? >> i don't think they are nonchalant about it. i think what happens because they were wearing uniforms they seemed to be security guards and everyone assumed they were security guards with some sort of law enforcement ag
. and they will need a lot of that dirt. so some of that dirt is going to be used for that project, as well. but this is a very time- consuming thing we're talking about here. they are not going to have this project complete for another five years. >> wow, okay. well, and so in addition to that, it's a recycling project. that's good. >> reporter: yeah. they are putting the earth that was underground above ground and putting it to good use. >> good. len ramirez, thank you. >>> hundreds turned out tonight to remember three people killed in the san bruno pipeline explosion. sharon chin on the memorial service for the bullis family. >>> reporter: mourners streamed into the first presbyterian church in burlingame to remember three members of one family. gregory bullis, a nurse, his mother lavonne, a retired nurse, and his 17-year-old son william, a high school senior. the three died two weeks ago today in her claremont drive home in the san bruno explosion and fire. >> the bullis family was a very united family. lavonne was an excellent nurse and she cared about everybody. >> reporter: she is re
a run for the mexican border. young has had three surgeries and used up more than 100 units of blood. >> it heightens the need that we have for blood donors on a constant basis. >> reporter: the principal gave children time off from class to donate. over 100 people joined the evident including district staff members and fellow officers in this urgent effort to spare a life. >> i know as police officers it's part of our job to have situations that come up like this. i'm happy we didn't lose officer young. he is still with us. he is strong and will come through this. >> reporter: blood drives will be continuing in the bay area throughout the week including special labor day hours at four blood centers in the east bay. in santa clara, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> first the mysterious leaking pipes. you know what some neighbors think may be a cover-up. >> i recently contacted the water department and said, do you have a copy of the study? >> why neighbors think muni is responsible for some big repair bills and why the city is not releasing a confidential study on the problem. >>> it would be
determined that the bmw behind us lost control negotiating the curve in the road into the path of an oncoming big rig, struck and ended up in the field. >> reporter: the driver of the big rig was not injured. a long trail of skidmarks and what appears to be a gouge in the road from a tire rim indicates the tire blew out, the officer says. the skidmarks begin near what appears to be an older roadside memorial for a motorcyclist. >> speed may have been a factor but it's under investigation. we found alcoholic beverage containers in or about the vehicle, yes, but we have not determined alcohol to be a factor yet. >> reporter: all those in the bmw were wearing seatbelts. from the looks of the car it's amazing that some of those inside survived with only minor injuries. >> it's all about the dynamics of the collision. even when everybody is wearing their seatbelt in a collision this violent, it's hard to come out okay. >> reporter: like most accidents what may have started as an ordinary day just with a few moments of distractions, swerving left of center, a tragedy tonight. allen? >> thank you, d
looking for a man believed to be the fifth victim. ken makovec shows us it is a painstaking process. >> reporter: it is day four of the search through the keller canyon landfill here in pittsburgh. authorities are searching for any sign of the whereabouts of 35-year-old frederick sales. they process they are using is first going through with an excavator to loosen up some of the compacted trash and then two dozen volunteers go through that trash by hand. here is a picture of the man they are looking for, frederick sales who father was found beaten to death. they believe it was volunteer demar oh who killed him. he has been charged with the killing of three other people including his ex-girlfriend and two women in their 60s, one of whom he lived with on and off. he was shot and killed by officers last week. they are searching this dump because a car val die more oh often drove was found near some dumpsters and their contents were dumped at this landfill. again, this was day four of the search, authorities believed they will have one or two more days worth of garbage to sift through.
that assures muni drivers of making at least what the second highest paid drivers make in the u.s. >> we had a charter for 41 years. now why do they want to go into the charter? it's not going to save no money. it's been for 41 years. tell me why they change it. and now you tell us to bell ring? what about our charter? >> reporter: none of the muni drivers are competing today. >> this whole event is about recognizing and honoring our operators and it's unfortunate not here but we are still going to recognize them for the fine job they do every day. >> reporter: and in the middle of all this, muni's cable cars stopped working. the powell street line went down. seems a little more than coincidence that the cable car goes down when you're boycotting -- >> now, can we explain that coincidence? we have nothing to do with the cable. there is a powerhouse that's up there cable machinery that runs the cables. they stopped the cable. we don't know why the cable stopped. we just out here working. >> reporter: well it really did seem like a coincidence and in fact they insist that it was and we have n
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